From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Indulgent \In*dul"gent\, a. [L. indulgens, -entis, p. pr. of
   indulgere: cf. F. indulgent. See Indulge.]
   Prone to indulge; yielding to the wishes, humor, or appetites
   of those under one's care; compliant; not opposing or
   restraining; tolerant; mild; favorable; not severe; as, an
   indulgent parent. --Shak.
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         The indulgent censure of posterity.      --Waller.
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         The feeble old, indulgent of their ease. --Dryden.
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